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Tips for Management Meetings – Bollocks Bingo

Do you keep dozing off in meetings and seminars?

What about those fruitless, boring conference calls?

Here’s a way to change all that:

(1) Before your next meeting, briefing, or conference call, prepare a card. – 25cm by 25cm (10" x 10") is a good size. Divide the card into columns-five across and five down. That will give you 25 blocks.

(2) Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:

  • synergy
  • strategic fit
  • core competencies
  • best practices
  • bottom line
  • revisit
  • take that off-line
  • 24×7
  • out of the loop
  • benchmark
  • value-added
  • proactive
  • win-win
  • think outside the box
  • fast track
  • results-driven
  • empower (or empowerment)
  • knowledge base
  • Brain Storm
  • touch base
  • mindset
  • client focus(ed)
  • going forward
  • game plan
  • leverage

(3) Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words or phrases.

(4) When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout "Bollocks!"

TESTIMONIALS FROM SATISFIED "BOLLOCKS BINGO" PLAYERS:

"I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won." – Jack W., London

"My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically." – David D., Manchester

"What a laugh! Meetings will never be the same for me after my first win." – Bill R., Edinburgh

"The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of us waited for the fifth box." – Ben G., Reading

"The team leader was stunned as eight of us screamed "Bollocks!" in unison, for the third time in two hours." – Kathleen L., Ipswich

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